April 12, 2021

The next Information Bulletin is Monday, April 19, 2021.
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St. Andrew Dinner scheduled this month
All young men who are striving to follow Jesus’ call in their lives and who are open to the possibility of the seminary and priesthood are welcome to join Bishop Lawrence Persico; Father Michael Polinek, vocations director; and other priests for a light dinner, sharing of vocation stories, and prayer on April 22 at St. Jude School, Erie. See the attached flier for full details. Sign up through JotForm at https://form.jotform.com/210884217099159. Contact Father Polinek with any questions at mpolinek@ErieRCD.org.

Job openings in the diocese
See the classified section below for the latest position openings. Here’s a quick link to diocesan, school and parish jobs: https://www.eriercd.org/employment.html. For Erie Catholic School System jobs only, go to http://ErieCatholic.org/careers.


St. Andrew Dinner
Homeowner Mini Grant Program

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All sixth- through 12th-graders invited to retreat at St. Mark the Evangelist
Sixth- through 12th-graders in the Diocese of Erie are invited to attend NET Ministries’ interactive youth conference at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish in Lawrence Park on April 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. NET Ministries is an international youth ministry that challenges young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Catholic Church. This conference will encourage participants to define who they are and remember that there is one identity they don’t have to earn and which cannot be taken away. RSVP by April 18 to Stacey Badowski at sbadowski@smmc.church.  

Catholic Rural Ministry sponsors ‘Spirituality and COVID-19’ program
Catholic Rural Ministry is sponsoring a morning Zoom/telephone program, titled “Spirituality and COVID-19,” featuring international speaker, poet, artist and writer Edwina Gateley, on April 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. To register, call 814-677-2032 or email srtinag@gmail.com. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants before the event. A free will offering is accepted.

Camp Notre Dame to open for day, overnight camping
Camp Notre Dame will be open for both day and overnight camping in 2021 with limited enrollment. Registrations are now being accepted for 4- to 12-year-old day camps that begin on June 28. Overnight camping this year will be limited, but there will be seven weeks of 7- to 14-year-old camping, as well as special offerings for 15-, 16- and 17-year-olds. Access registration forms and a complete calendar at www.campnotredame.com. Remember that the June 5 open house is a ticketed event this year. To learn more or to schedule a visit, call the office at 814-474-5001 or email office@campnotredame.com.

Word of Life event/luncheon scheduled April 17
Word of Life Charismatic Renewal Center of the Diocese of Erie is hosting a luncheon, “Eucharistic Miracles,” featuring guest speaker Dr. Jaci Phillips, on April 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish/Bread of Life Community, 147 W. 24th St., Erie. The cost is $10 for in person and via livestream. Find out more and register at www.eriercd.org/wordoflife/miracles.html or call 814-824-1286. Register for in-person attendance by April 15; lunch is provided for the in-person event. Make checks payable to Word of Life CCRC and mail to Word of Life, St. Mark Catholic Center, 429 E. Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16514.

Book a retreat at Hope House Retreat Center
Formerly known as Avila House, the Hope House Retreat Center, 61 E. High St., Union City, provides a retreat experience for men and women of all faiths to discover and/or strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ. The late Msgr. James Peterson opened the doors for retreats at the Avila House in 1981. Book a personal or group retreat or schedule a tour of Hope House Retreat Center by calling 814-455-7364. For more information about Hope House, go to www.hopehouseretreatcenter.org.

Centering prayer weekend offered at Bethany Retreat Center in June
Join Keith Kristich as he leads a centering prayer weekend June 4-6 at Bethany Retreat Center in Frenchville. The weekend will explore the reality of oneness with God through teaching, reflection and centering prayer practice. The cost is $198. All meals are included.  Register today at www.bethanyretreatcenter.org.  

Contemplative spirituality retreat offered June 10-13
Explore contemplative spirituality at a June 10-13 retreat at the Bethany Retreat Center in Frenchville. Presenter Susan Komis will explore awakenings that open the door to understanding contemplative prayer, transformation and union with God. Portions of this retreat are interactive but will include periods of centering prayer, silence, solitude, small group experiences and enjoyment of the Bethany Retreat Center. The cost is $298. All meals are included. Register at www.bethanyretreatcenter.org.  

Looking for assistance with housing maintenance?
Attached is a document from the City of Erie’s Homeowner Mini Grant Program that details how low- to moderate-income homeowners in the City of Erie may apply for a grant for necessary housing maintenance needs or emergency repairs. For further questions, contact Theresa Walsh, assistant grant administrator, at 814-870-1262 or twalsh@erie.pa.us.

Food pantry volunteers needed
St. Martin Center, 1701 Parade St., Erie, is in need of food pantry volunteers. Volunteer hours vary, Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers must be 18 or older. COVID safety measures are in place at all times. If interested, call Stacey at 814-452-6113, ext. 208, or shellmann@stmartincenter.org or Wanda at 814-452-6113, ext. 227, or wrodriguez@stmartincenter.org.

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